Flag for Sweden Time Change 2018 in Sweden

Next change:
Oct
28
1 hour Back

Oct 28, 2018, 3:00 am

Country: Sweden

Long Name: Kingdom of Sweden

Abbreviations: SE, SWE

Capital: Stockholm

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +46

Mar 25

Forward 1 hour

Mar 25, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 25, 2018 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 25, 2018

Oct 28

Back 1 hour

Oct 28, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 28, 2018 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

When Does DST Start and End in Sweden?

The DST period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.

First Used in 1916

Sweden has been using Daylight Saving Time (DST) every year since 1980. Since 1996, the country follows the European Union's DST schedule.

However, like many other European countries, Sweden first changed its clocks during World War I. The country's initial DST switch was in 1916, just days after Germany had become the world's first country to introduce the measure.

However, DST was abolished again in the year after, and it was not used until 1980, when it was reinstated as a reaction to the oil crisis of 1973.

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